At first I really liked the program. I will also say that it helped me get back my workout routine with exercising 6 plus days a week. People did start to notice my body changes however the weight on the scale didn’t change.
I didn’t necessarily follow the eating program, but I was eating healthy. Keep in mind that the program is all cardio, and cardio doesn’t shape your body. All cardio does is make your current body style smaller.
Why it didn’t work for me
Insanity didn’t work for me in terms of weight loss. I was also losing a ton of muscle on the program so literally my body was getting smaller. I conducted my body fat percentage before and after the program and noticed a very small change. I kept thinking I was doing something wrong since I was burning 500-700 calories per workout and I saw that a ton of people got results from Insanity.
Didn’t focus on the main problem for me-
My main problem with weight loss is overeating. Ever since I was a little girl I would emotionally eat under stress or depression. I was never taught what an ACTUAL portion should be.
Repetitive- Although I liked that it improved my consistency with working out, I didn’t like the repetitiveness of the workout
Benefits of Insanity
Running- Insanity improved my overall cardiovascular rate. I was able to run faster and longer while doing the insanity routine.
Routine- Insanity provided me with a routine so I had no excuse to not get my workout done.After I was done with Insanity, I kept my workout routine and had motivation to workout 6-7 days per week.
Motivating- Shaun T. was very motivating through out the workouts which kept me focused.
What works for me-
I’ve also found with my recent 15 pound loss that fitness is very specific on the person. Personally, I do better when I do intuitive eating (only eating when I’m hungry). Compared to what everyone is saying what we should do and eat 5-6 small meals a day. This doesn’t work for me and my digestive system. I also have a lot less inflammation in my body so my body is able to function better since I’ve cut out gluten and dairy for the most part. I still eat complexed carbs, but I’m very selective. I make sure when I eat it that it’s worth it. Other than that I’ve focused on mostly protein, veggies and healthy fats. Also, you can over do it with fats. It’s important that we focus on portion sizes.
Dalis Connell and Tone It Up- Karena & Katrina helped me focus on how important intuitive eating and portion sizes are. Even though Tone It Up agrees with eating 5-6 small meals a day…I just customize it to my needs. Remember, what works for someone else may not work for you.
Weights and HIIT have helped me shed the pounds.
Examples of a HIIT workout I do
walk for 1 min 30 seconds
sprint (and I mean sprint 7.0-9.0) for 30-40 seconds.
*I focus on how I’m feeling for the day, if I don’t feel well generally I tone down my sprints)
Tone it up workouts-
With my body style, I gain muscle quickly. I don’t necessarily like workout out with heavy weights because I get bulky. Personally I don’t like that look on me so I like the long and lean muscle look and Tone it Up is perfect for that! I will also say that the Tone It Up community was a brilliant idea on Karena and Katrina’s part. So motivating and keeps you in tact with your goals
This goes to show that yes, everyone is different. However it also shows that for me weights is a key to my weight loss routine. Also, I notice more changes with my body when I do something everyday compared to working out really hard 4 days a week.
*Once I complete my goal, I will show before and after photos. Not sure if I’m ready for that yet.